AT the Dufferin Coaching Inn in Killyleagh you will have an opportunity to once again enjoy the oriental tastes of expert Thai cook Panny Enright on Saturday 1 December.
Panny, a native Thai chef, is organizing a special, authentic Thai food evening at the Dufferin and if it is anything like the other three fabulous evenings, diners will definitely not be disappointed.
Now based in Downpatrick, Panny originally ran a restaurant in the idyllic holiday island of Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand before moving to London. She then ran a successful outside catering business and then moved to Northern Ireland with her husband Michael from Ardglass.
Panny’s cooking centres round traditional Thai cooking methods and recipies and her ingredients are all fresh. She said: “Many people know Thai cooking from red and green curies but there are a huge variety of really healthy and tasty foods that we enjoy. My main emphasis is on natural ingredients such as garlic, coriander, chilies, ginger, sweet potato and other more specialised vegetables and I cook with fresh chicken pork, beef, duck and seafood to bring out the real Thai flavours that many people have experienced on holidays to Thailand.
“At the Thai food night I will be creating a flavour of the country, a real Thai experience, and my experienced staff will be there to ensure you have a great evening.
“I am delighted to be guest chef for the evening at the Dufferin Coaching Inn and in past three Thai evenings everyone has had a fantastic night.”
Panny’s menu at her special evenings has included an interesting range of appetising items such as satays, corn cake, Thai fish cake, spring roll, and Thai prawn crackers – drizzled with plum or sweet chilli sauce. Tom Yung Goong is a delicious local Thai soup that Panny also enjoys preparing.
Main courses she enjoys cooking include Thai curries, such as as gang Mas-sa-man (lamb), gang-panine-nor (beef), or Gang Kiew-Wan (green chicken curry). The last recipe uses fresh green chilies with coconut milk, Thai pad auberigines, bamboo shoots, green bean, lime leaves and sweet basil leaves to create that unique taste. Panny even cooks a tasty yellow curry, and also a ‘jungle curry’ called Gang Pa.
Also on her sumptuous menus, Panny included the popular noodle dishes such as stir fried yellow noodle with oyster sauce, cabbage leaf, tiger prawn spring onion and carrot. Or how about stir fried thick noodles with basil green beans, aubergines and chili?
And Thai stirs fries such as chicken based Phad Kra Prow Kai and Phod Preaw Wan (sweat and sour). Chicken and cashew nuts) Phad Med Mamoung Himmaparn) is also a popular Thai dish that Panny loves cooking for her many clients.
But on the night at the Dufferin there will be an excellent and varied menu to chose from and no-one will be disappointed.
The doors open for this event in Killyleagh at 7pm on Saturday 1 December. Food will be served from 7.30-9.30pm.
Tickets are only £25 per person and there are only a few places left so phone today to book your places.
Music on the night will be by Audioblush.
Phone Panny on: 028 44 821134.